Birmingham police officer sustains minor injuries from scuffle with loiterer


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — An officer sustained minor injuries after experiencing a brief scuffle with a disorderly person Monday morning.

According to Sgt. Miller of the Birmingham Police Department, a call went out about an out-of-line person at a Smart Food Mart on 20th Street and Avenue I. Police reports state there was a confrontation between a store clerk and a person loitering at the gas station.

The store clerk went inside the gas station and called the police. Surveillance video revealed that the person, prior to the altercation with police, had assaulted a woman. When the officer arrived, they confronted the person, which escalated into a scuffle with the officer receiving minor injuries. The officer was transported to the hospital in a patrol car.

The suspect is in custody. Police are investigating the situation.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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